CES 2021: Killer Instinct, Battletoads, X-Men, and more video games get arcade cabinet re-releases

Brad Stephenson

X-Men video game arcade cabinet

During CES 2021 earlier today, Arcade1Up announced their planned re-release of a number of popular arcade video games as part of their ¾ scale modern arcade line sometime in the near future.

Among the arcade cabinets announced were ones inspired by X-Men, Killer Instinct, Dragon’s Lair, Street Fighter II, Atari, Capcom, and Bandai Namco, each with a number of classic arcade games to play.

Arcade1Up cabinets

Here’s the full list of games available in each cabinet:

  • X-Men: X-Men, Captain America and the Avengers, and The Avengers in Galactic Storm.
  • Killer Instinct: Battletoads (arcade), Battletoads/Double Dragon, Killer Instinct, and Killer Instinct 2.
  • Dragon’s Lair: Dragon’s Lair, Dragon’s Lair II: Time Warp, and Space Ace.
  • Atari Legacy Edition: Asteroids, Asteroids Deluxe, Centipede, Major Havoc, Missile Command, Akka Arrh, Crystal Castles, Tempest, Millipede, Gravitar, Liberator, and Space Duel.
  • Capcom Legacy Edition: 1944, Commando, Darkstalkers, Final Fight, Ghosts n Goblins, Street Fighter, Street Fighter II: World Warrior, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Street Fighter II: Turbo, Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, and Strider.
  • Bandai Namco Legacy Edition: Dig Dug, Dig Dug II, Galaga, Galaxian, Mappy, Pac & Pal, Pac-Land, Pac-Man, Pac-Man Plus, Pac-Mania, Rompers, and Super Pac-Man.

A Pong four-player pub table containing Circus Atari, Pong, Pong Doubles, Pong Sports, Quadrapong, Warlords, Super Breakout, and Tempest was also announced.

While many of these titles are available to play on modern video game consoles such as Microsoft’s Xbox One and Xbox Series X, there’s no denying the appeal of playing them on an old-school arcade cabinet with controls that are a near match to the original experience.

Curiously, the X-Men cabinet only features controls for four players while the original supported six. In a bit of a surprise move, Arcade1Up is adding online multiplayer to the X-Men cabinet (which definitely wasn’t a feature back in the day) but it’s unclear if this will enable the addition to two extra players or not.

The Killer Instinct cabinet will also support online multiplayer.

No release dates or prices for these arcade cabinets have been announced yet, though if previous Arcade1Up releases are anything to go by, gamers should expect to pay somewhere around $500 for each one.

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